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    what is this piece of equipment called?


    I went to the gym yesterday and everything was heavier that the equipment at home. Anyway I put 115lbs on this piece of equipment. I was dead lifting at home 170lb on the barbell at home, 45lb bar plus 125lb of weight added. Anyway this thing felt atleast 10lbs heavier than the bar bell I have at home. I don't know what it's called, it's some type of free weight bar. You stand inside of it and preform a deadlift with a neutral grip and the back and front of it curve out to a point, to give you room to stand in it.

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    Trap bar
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    this what youre talking about? its used to take stress of the back when you're deadlifting

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernCharm View Post
    this what youre talking about? its used to take stress of the back when you're deadlifting

    Yeah thanks. How good is using that compared to the barbell? It felt heavier, but more comfortable to use.
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    Ya, looks like what he was describing. I have seen people use them a lot(for shrugs as well) but haven't tried it. Anyone know how much heavier it is than a BB?

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    IMO it makes it more of a squat exercise. More of a push up then pulling it up, because of the grip... That doesn't mean its bad, I use this for shrugs but thats about it.

    And I wasn't aware that it was heavier, maybe it is. Also it could be the fact that its not as long so more weight concentrated in a smaller space feels heavier
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernCharm View Post
    IMO it makes it more of a squat exercise. More of a push up then pulling it up, because of the grip... That doesn't mean its bad, I use this for shrugs but thats about it.

    And I wasn't aware that it was heavier, maybe it is. Also it could be the fact that its not as long so more weight concentrated in a smaller space feels heavier
    Well I liked using it. I just want to know if I'd be handicapping myself by using it
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    Quote Originally Posted by DerickVonD View Post
    Well I liked using it. I just want to know if I'd be handicapping myself by using it
    No you're not. I think it's good for squat assistance, and if it feels good on your back incorporate it into your routine, but dont rule out regular deadlift. I will say that you should be able to lift a little bit more since form doesnt have to be strict but make sure youre careful when you go back to regular deadlift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernCharm View Post
    No you're not. I think it's good for squat assistance, and if it feels good on your back incorporate it into your routine, but dont rule out regular deadlift. I will say that you should be able to lift a little bit more since form doesnt have to be strict but make sure youre careful when you go back to regular deadlift.
    Okay, maybe I'll learn to alternate regular deadlifts and trap bar deadlifts. I'm just one of those people that once they get a routine down, it's hard to change and easy to get confused on what to do. It was much easier to keep a good grip on the trap bar.
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    the sumo trap bar will help you engage your hips faster on pulling movements
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernCharm View Post
    this what youre talking about? its used to take stress of the back when you're deadlifting

    lemme find out thats you at freshman football camp, SC lol
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    no but thats about my build. i look like a fukkin line men. when i get below 15% body fat or even lose this gut ill be amazed. ive been down to a size 30 waist but im far from that now. talk about a 38. but this is where i hold most of my fat. a gut and my chest. i will cut until i am happy with my bf

    that dude looks like a fukkin dork tho i keep it gangsta
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernCharm View Post
    that dude looks like a fukkin dork tho i keep it gangsta
    yea i had a feeling it wasnt you in the pic, considering what you put as your location lol... just wouldnt make sense
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